In a biology class, teacher was telling the students that the structures/components and their functions in a watch can be compared with various levels of organisation we find in nature. Radhika was surprised and asked teacher to explain it. Teacher got impressed with Radhika’s interest and explained that there is a systematic arrangement of smaller and simpler components into larger one in a hierarchy or pyramid having different levels where each level is formed of components of lower level and itself becomes part of higher level for achieving a common goal.
(i) What are the four levels of biological organisation found in nature?
(ii) What is the basic unit of ecological organisation?
(iii) Define community.
(iv) What values are shown by Radhika?
(i) Organisms, population, communities and biomes.
(ii) Organism is the basic unit of ecological hierarchy/organisation.
(iii) Refer to text on page 300.
(iv) Curiosity and eagerness to learn new things.